ALL CITY SPORTZ
GOLF TOURNAMENT RULES AND POLICIES
ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY
By signing or electronically submitting an entry fee or deposit and playing in an All City Sportz Ameteur Golf Event, the participant understands and agrees that there are certain dangers involved with the participation in a golf event, including but not limited to being struck by lightning, getting hit by a golf club, suffering from heat exhaustion, heart attack or injury from uneven terrain, all of for which risks participant assumes and solely accepts, and waives all claims of injury to body or property against All City Sportz. Further, the participant agrees
that while on the premises of sites hosting the All City Sportz Golf Amateur ("Event"), as well as all other presenting sponsors, co‐sponsors and representatives affiliated with the tournament, the participant, and any guest, relative or anyone else affiliated with participant, shall be present at their own risk and that All City Sportz Amateur Golf event and/or the local Tour Director shall not be liable for any claims for injuries or damages whatsoever to person or property of the participant or related person arising out of or in connection with the participation in the Event or presence at the Event. Participant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless All City Sportz from all claims by or liability to participant or affiliated person.
All tournaments are gross stroke play with USGA rules in effect. The rules of golf as governed by the USGA will apply with the following exceptions:
- Players in A through D flights can card a maximum of double the hole on any hole. At any time on any hole if a player reaches double the hole strokes (including penalty strokes) and the ball is not holed out, the player MUST pick up his/her ball, help the group finish the hole and will record a double the hole (par x2) as his/her score for the hole.
- The local rules of a host course take precedence if in conflict.
The field will be divided into four flights.
Stoke Play Average
A Flight: 72-81
B Flight: 82-91
C Flight: 92-101
D Flight: 102- and higher
1 – Player moving into a higher flight
When a players’ average stoke play score after 2 rounds drops below the current flight level, the player will automatically be advanced into the new flight.
2 – Player moving into a lower flight
After a player has teed off at the first day of play, the only flight movement will be if he qualifies for a promotion into lower stoke play flight.
DRESS CODE AND PLAYER CONDUCT
All City Sportz will strictly enforce a tournament dress code with no exceptions. Collared shirts and soft spikes are required. (Mocks are considered Collared Shirts). No jeans, denims, jogging outfits, or sweat pants are permitted. Shorts may be worn. All City Sportz will not tolerate swearing, vulgar language, club throwing, alcohol abuse, lack of golfing etiquette, improper use of golf carts, or other such behavior. Such conduct may result in tournament disqualification and suspension or expulsion from the tournament.
CADDIES & SPECTATORS
Caddies are not permitted on tour unless tournament course provides them in lieu of carts.
Each member is allowed to invite (and be paired with) a single guest per event. If you have a visitor in town for the weekend and want to play golf in the tournament, you may invite
this guest providing you:
2. Payment is received from your guest by Thursday of the week for weekend tournaments.
Your guest will be paired with you as long as we are able to also include other tournament competitors in your group.
Simply put, if the course allows us on the course, we play. Bad weather is not of itself good reason for discontinuing play. However, per Rule 6.8.a (ll), a player may discontinue play if he/she believes there is danger from lightning.
Any delays or cancellation of a tournament will be determined by the golf course and their staff in conjunction with All City Sportz representatives. If a course becomes unplayable during a tournament, the tournament may be declared official if all players within a flight have played at least nine of the same holes.
If a tournament is cancelled a makeup date will be announced as soon as one is determined.
Refunds will not be issued, but rather will be applied to the scheduled makeup date or the next available tournament.
The winner from each flight will receive a trophy or plaque.
TOURNAMENT CANCELLATIONS AND NO SHOWS
All withdrawals from a tournament must be done before registration for the event closes ( 1 week before the event begins. ) A refund will be issued as soon as possible minus pay pal fees.
In the event that a player does not show for an event, no refund will be given. Some tournaments will have a make up week.
TOURNAMENT CHECK IN
Sign in at tournaments at the All City Sportz sign‐in table. We require that you check in
at least 20 minutes before your assigned tee time. Failure to do so may result in a 2 stroke penalty. Check the official score card to verify that your flight is correct.
Allow sufficient time to perform your normal warm‐up routine. Be at the first tee ten minutes before your assigned time.
TOURNAMENT TEE BOXES
All flights will be from a set of tees customized at each tournament. The tee box for your flight will be identified on your score card.
ON THE FIRST TEE
» For all events, you will be provided an official score card/cards. As soon as you get it, BEFORE players tee off, check your scorecard to verify all the player information is correct. In the event that a piece of information is incorrect, clear it up with the All City Sportz representative. If he is not immediately available, please advise your group and mark the problem on the scorecard so that adjustments can be made at the turn or at the end of the round (before you sign your card). Do not delay play to fix information that does not affect the conduct of your round (e.g. an incorrect name or wrong tee box is not a reason to hold up play if your group knows the correct tee box for your flight. However, information you cannot resolve that would cause you to play from the wrong tee box needs to be fixed before you start.
» Each player must record the scores for all players.
» The Director or starter will provide local course rules. Local rules take precedence over tournament or USGA rules.
» Each player should identify his ball with a distinctive marking or the players initials and show it to his playing partners. You must be able to positively identify that the ball you found is not one of the same brand and number that was lost by another player. If you cannot positively identify the ball as yours, then USGA rules deem your ball to be lost.
» Players may have a maximum of 14 clubs.
» Follow the starter’s instructions for order of play. Coin toss or tee flips will suffice.
DURING THE ROUND:
» Keep golf carts away from greens and bunkers. Follow course markings for keeping carts on paths and properly entering or exiting the fairway.
» After each hole players should announce their score for the hole so that it can be properly recorded and the honor determined for the next tee.
PACE OF PLAY
We want you to enjoy your round but for the sake of everyone’s enjoyment need you to please stay in position. Slow play penalties will be assessed. Our goal is to play our round of golf in 4:30, and that means we need to play Ready Golf. Ready Golf is simply defined as HIT WHEN READY. If you reach your ball and are ready to hit, when other members of your group are not yet prepared, then go ahead and hit. Keep in mind that in stroke play competition there are no penalties under the Rules of Golf for
playing out of turn.
Additional Pace of Play Rules/Guidelines
- Players can card a maximum of double the hole (par X 2) on any one hole. After that the player must pick up for the hole. There is no limit to the number of double the holes that can be carded in a round.
- Rangers will act as Tour officials and will warn slow groups and then report to the director. Times of each group will be noted after the first nine holes. If a 15‐minute gap exists, the group is out of position and will only be warned one time. The penalty for slow play is 2 stokes for the entire group. All group members are expected to recognize the group is slow and take action to speed the group up.
- Repeat offenders will be asked to leave the Tour for the sake of all other players.
- Players should always hit a provisional ball when a ball goes into an area where it may be lost or OB.
- If you are unsure of the outcome of your ball and think it “may be” lost or OB, play a provisional ball.
DISAGREEMENT OR UNCERTAINTY OF THE RULES OF GOLF
Competitors doubtful of their rights or correct procedure during the play of a hole may play an alternate ball(s) under USGA Rule 3‐3, but must comply with all requirements of that rule. Before playing any ball, the player must announce that he will play two balls under Rule 3‐3, which ball is being played under which rule, and state which ball he wishes to count if the rules permit. At the conclusion of the round or first opportunity, the Tour Director will make the final ruling. In any discrepancy of the rules, the ACS Tournament Director will make all final decisions.
AFTER THE ROUND: RETURNING SCORECARDS
As soon as possible after the end of the round, review official scorecards with your playing partners. Pull carts away from the final green so you don’t obstruct following players. If you need a ruling, get it before signing the affected card. USGA rules for returning official scorecards will be imposed.
- Turn in scorecards as quickly as possible. Players are responsible for the correctness and proper return of their scorecard.
- Scorecards must correctly record a number indicating the strokes taken on each hole. Please circle birdies and eagles, no other markings please.
- If a player submits a signed card with a lower score on a particular hole than the actual score made, the player will be disqualified from the tournament. It’s crucial that all players come to agreement BEFORE the scorecard is submitted.
- Players must resolve any rules issues that occurred on the course before turning in the official scorecard. You must locate and obtaining a ruling from the local tour director and host course professional before completing your scorecard.
- All scorecards require at least two signatures; one by the marker and another by the player. All players should review their hole by hole scores for correct recording, and must sign to attest their score. Scorecards are considered final and submitted once given to scoring table with all signatures.
All first place ties will be decided by sudden‐death playoff on the course.
Typically the 18th hole will be replayed.
Once the final scores are tabulated and the trophy has been presented to the tournament champion, the tournament is considered final and closed.